25 of the Best White Elephant Gifts Under $25
White elephant gift exchanges are back in full swing this holiday season, and we are so excited for the return of these funny, unique gift exchanges. We never know what to expect or what fun present we're walking away with, and that's precisely what makes the white elephant gift exchange so fun! If you're attending one of these parties, you've got to come armed with a funny, crowd-pleasing, gender neutral gift, which is where we come in. These are the best affordable white elephant gifts; each one is under $25! Particularly if you're attending a party with a spending limit, you'll want to have these gifts on hand. They're so wallet-friendly, you can definitely add two to your cart. You know, to make sure you're walking away with something awesome.
What do we want, specifically? Well, there's a bunch of fun party games, a unique mug that's so cute, and a cool alcohol infusion kit. Plus, there's a heat-activated changing mug and a french fry car holder. At this rate, you're practically required to snap up one of these good white elephant gifts. Just keep reading to shop our picks.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
A Great Stocking Stuffer: Wine Condoms Wine & Beverage Bottle Stopper
This Wine Condoms Wine & Beverage Bottle Stopper ($15) is both funny and smart. It's a great way to preserve your bottle, and it'll give anyone a laugh. This will make anyone do a double take, and is such a unique find.
A Fun Game For Everyone: Game of Phones
This modern take on the classic scavenger hunt requires your favorite possession — their smartphone! Game of Phones ($25) asks players to engage in a smartphone scavenger hunt in which only the fastest players will survive (just kidding, they'll win points).
A Drinking Game: These Cards Will Get You Drunk
These Cards Will Get You Drunk ($16) will be a hit at any party. It's super easy to learn, and will be one your friends want to put to use ASAP. The basic premise is, you move clockwise around the group, and each person draws a card, and does what it says. Drinks will be flowing, and everyone will be smiling.
For Dog Lovers: Dachshund Dog Shaped Silicone Ice Cube Molds and Tray
Any dog-lover will be kind of obsessed with this Dachshund Dog Shaped Silicone Ice Cube Molds and Tray ($7). It's perfect for iced coffee, and is such a unique gift to give in a big group.
For Bob Ross Fans: Bob Ross Heat Changing Mug
There is a particular subset of people who have an obsession with Bob Ross, and there will likely be at least one of those people at your white elephant gift exchange. If this Bob Ross Heat Changing Mug ($18) doesn't make them smile, we don't know what will.
A Portable Ring Light: Auxiwa Clip on Selfie Ring Light
If they love to snap selfies and are always looking for great light, this Auxiwa Clip on Selfie Ring Light ($14, originally $20) will take them to the next level. It's the perfect present for your Instagram or TikTok loving friend.
Something You Have to See to Believe: Unicorn Head Squirrel Feeder by Archie McPhee
This Unicorn Head Squirrel Feeder by Archie McPhee ($19) is weirdly amazing. If they've got a backyard with squirrels, they're going to be obsessed with this. It's a feeder, but when the squirrel goes to use it, they'll look like they have a unicorn head.
A Reusable Mug: Stojo 16-Ounce Biggie Collapsible Cup
This Stojo 16-Ounce Biggie Collapsible Cup ($16-$20) is smart, because they can easily pack it in their bag. It can go anywhere with them, and is a present they'll want to hold on to during the gift exchange. Plus, if you also buy one for yourself, no one will be the wiser.
For the French Fry Lover: Maad "Fries on the Fly" Multi-Purpose Universal Car French Fry Holder
We don't trust anyone who doesn't like french fries. This Maad "Fries on the Fly" Multi-Purpose Universal Car French Fry Holder ($9) might be the best invention ever. No more trying to balance a french fry container and having tons inevitably slip through the crack between the car seat and the center console.
For S'mores All Year Round: Prep Solutions by Progressive Microwave S'mores Maker
This present is for the dessert lovers in the group. The innovative Prep Solutions by Progressive Microwave S'mores Maker ($17) makes s'mores a year-round treat. No campfire needed! Plus, it's such a fun little gift, and something that won't get traded.
For All Kinds of Drink Lovers: Bourbon Infused Coffee
They'll say yes to this Bourbon Infused Coffee ($22). Because, really, who could say no? To clarify, this has no alcohol content, it just has a sort of bourbon infusion that gives a richness and deliciousness to the coffee, but it's safe for people under 21 to drink.
Cute Little Planters: Self-Watering Dinosaur Planters
If you know a person who doesn't have a green thumb but wants some plants in their life, these Self-Watering Dinosaur Planters ($10) are so cute. Plus, they take the guesswork out of when and how to water them.
Keeps Their Can Cold: Cold Beer Coats
Cold beer needs these Cold Beer Coats ($13) for cold weather. If they love seltzer or soda, this is a great option too. This is perfect for the person who's tailgate royalty, because the temperatures are dipping, and the drinks should stay flowing.
For the Person Who Loves Sports: The Mug With a Glove
The Mug With a Glove ($25) sports mug also comes in hockey, basketball, softball, and soccer versions. They'll love it, and they can use it for coffee, hot chocolate, soup, and cereal. Or, if they're feeling crafty, they can make a yummy mug cake inside.
A Kitchen Helper: Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer
If you know a home cook who always dreams of having an assistant in the kitchen, get them this Automatic Pan Stirrer With Timer ($25). It's like giving them an extra set of hands, and they'll be amazed something like this actually exists.
A Great Puzzle: Nevertheless She Persisted Puzzle
Fight the power with this Nevertheless She Persisted Puzzle ($18). The puzzler in your life will love putting it together, and it's also a fun group activity to all do together post white elephant gift exchange.
For the Clumsy One in Your Friend Group: Red Wine Stain Remover
Cheers to this Red Wine Stain Remover ($15)! Just spray and watch wine stains evaporate. It's one of the gifts everyone will by vying for at the gift exchange because it's useful and unique; we'd recommend buying a few to have on hand!
For the Inventive Drinker: Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit
We'd have a lot of fun with this Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit ($25). They can create whatever kind of drink they want using this infusion kit, though it does have recipes and suggested liquors to pair with the infusions.
For the Amateur Gardener: Blooming Lollipops
These Blooming Lollipops ($20) are so aesthetically pleasing. Plus, they're the easiest way to plant herbs and flowers. Simply plant the stick, and watch as the seeds start to blossom. It really is that easy, and it comes with eight lollipops.
For the Person Obsessed With Their Dog: Woofie Pet Selfie + Portrait Tool
Your pet photos just got way better thanks to this Woofie Pet Selfie + Portrait Tool ($9). Any dog lover will be so excited about this, and want to try it out immediately. If you'd like, you can pair the present with a yummy bone!
A Cute Card Game: Sushi Go! The Pick and Pass Card Game
Sushi-lovers will go wild for the Sushi Go! The Pick and Pass Card Game ($6, originally $13). This fast-paced card game is all about grabbing the best combo of sushi dishes before someone else snags them, so be sure that you're hungry for a good game!
A Brilliant Invention: Easy Spread Butter Knife
This Easy Spread Butter Knife ($24) is a gift that will make anyone smile, except maybe vegans, but hey, there's always vegan butter. Spreadable butter is always a good thing in our opinion, and this knife makes it easier than ever.
For Movie Lovers: Collapsible Popcorn Popper
Movie night just got that much better thanks to this Collapsible Popcorn Popper ($20). You can have yummy popcorn in minutes, wherever you are! Plus, it folds down, so it's super easy to store, and makes a delicious snack for the whole group.
An Adult Board Game: Fairly Odd Novelties Take Your Shots Into Battle Shipwreck Drinking Game
Battleship is a classic family board game. Consider this Fairly Odd Novelties Take Your Shots Into Battle Shipwreck Drinking Game ($20) the adult version. It'll get a laugh and a lot of use this holiday season. Plus, if you just do half shots, we won't judge.